Online Classes Are Just Like This

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) wonders what’s going on at, a company service that “matches students with accredited colleges online and around the country.”

According to an article by Pete Kasperowicz in The Hill:

“The ad that just really troubles me shows a lovely young woman who says you can go to college in your pajamas,” [Durbin] said. “You don’t even have to get out of bed to go to college, and she’s got a computer on her bed there.”

“I don’t believe anybody should fall for that, but some must, and they end up signing up for these for-profit schools, getting deep in debt with a worthless diploma when it’s all over,” he added.

This is the commercial:

While it is certainly possible for students to take online classes in their pajamas, it’s unlikely most of them look that good while they’re doing it.

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer